Are you struggling with a moisture problem?

Then you are not alone. About 25% of homes in Flanders suffer from moisture problems, which can have a variety of causes. Moisture problems can come in various forms, some of the many examples are new construction moisture, penetrating moisture or condensation moisture.

Fortunately, there are numerous solutions to fix these problems for good. However, each variant requires a specific approach. Therefore, it is crucial to make an accurate diagnosis. Improper treatment of the moisture problem can lead to unnecessary costs. This is where AquaConsult can help you.

Why is solving moisture problems crucial?

When a moisture problem is left untreated, there can be all sorts of negative consequences. We list some of them in advance:

  • Allergies of any kind
  • House dust mite allergy
  • Silverfish allergy
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory problems
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Eczema
  • Skin rash
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness

All moisture problems and their moisture solutions

Fungi

Mold in the home: Mold in the home is always a result of excessive humidity in the affected areas. This can have several causes such as rising damp, leaking damp, poor ventilation or condensation. Request a free mold inspection.to.

Remove fungi: Are you suffering from moulds in the house, such as in the bathroom, kitchen or cellar? Aqua Consult combats fungi with different applications.

Rising damp

Rising damp is a moisture problem present in the walls due to rising groundwater. The pores of the walls conduct the water upward, with the known problems such as mold or damaged walls in the bathroom, bedroom, basement, living room, garage or on the floor.

Solution:At wall injections we treat the rising damp with a new waterproofing layer, which gives the wall back the chance to dry nicely. We inject the walls with a special substance that penetrates deep into the pores of the walls.

Resuscitating moisture

Penetrating damp is a different problem from rising damp or moisture rising. When rain gets the opportunity to soak into the walls, we speak of this type of moisture. Recognizers of this problem are usually moisture spots located at the top of the wall.

Solutions:

  • Hydrofuge: A hydrofuge or facade impregnation is the best moisture control method to counteract breakthrough moisture. We apply a transparent and watertight layer to the facade, so that rainwater can no longer drain in.
  • Facade cleaning: In a facade cleaning, we completely clean the facade and apply a transparent and waterproof coating to the facade, protecting it from moisture problems.

Condensation water

Condensation moisture is a natural phenomenon that usually occurs in most homes, though not always as a problem. This type of moisture occurs when moist, warm air comes into contact with a cold surface, on which the air then condenses. On these cold surfaces, the warm air converts to droplets and thus becomes liquid.

Ventilation: Good ventilation is important, not only to prevent moisture problems but also to promote healthy air quality in the home.

Moisture problems and solutions in the basement

Problems in the basement or crawl cellar

A damp basement does seem inevitable in most homes. In many cases, the basement is the most damp place in the house. If you are experiencing basement problems, chances are you are dealing with one of the following moisture problems:

  • Moist cellar or crawler cellar
  • White or black mold in basement or crawl space
  • Groundwater in the basement or crawl cellar
  • Rising damp in the basement or crawl cellar
  • Wet basement floor (water in basement floor)
  • Wet basement walls
  • Musty smell in cellar or crawl cellar
  • Blowing on the basement wall
  • Lime or occupation falls from basement wall
  • Paint flakes off in basement
  • White attack on cellar wall
  • Saltpetre (salts) on cellar wall
  • Climbing seam basement sealing
  • Water between wall and basement floor
  • Pipes broken in basement (with leaks)
  • Non-watertight utilities (mains water)
  • Leak along transit in the basement

Solutions for the basement

However, with modern construction technologies, basements can be made bone-dry, increasing the livable area of the home, and increasing its value. Depending on the specific problem in your basement, here are some useful moisture solutions:

  • Basement waterproofing: AquaConsult treats damp basements by two methods: with basement drainage or with classic basement waterproofing. Basement sealing involves applying a new layer throughout the basement, as opposed to drainage, where we drain the moisture.
  • Basement drainage: The excess water can be drained efficiently by basement drainage. Then a pump house is placed in basement (with pump connected to sewer). There are several options, namely floor drainage, wall drainage or edge drainage. In addition, there is the option to opt for a finish with a concrete slab or with ceramic tiles according to AquaConsult's exclusive process.
  • Basement ventilation: Cellar ventilation is the most common solution for damp cellars. You can ventilate a cellar in a natural way and in a mechanical way.
  • Fragrance solutions for basement
  • Reinforced heel cellar
  • Waterproof coating
  • Throughput sealing with special components (against leaks in throughput utilities)
  • Concrete injection in the basement (bilge seam)
  • Treatment of black or white mold against rising damp in basement
  • Wall injections in the basement

Moisture problems and solutions in walls

Moisture problems in walls

  • Wallpaper comes loose from the wall
  • Wet spots on wallpaper
  • Paint comes loose from the wall
  • Wet walls
  • Moisture permeating walls
  • Wet spots on the wall
  • Black mould on ceiling and walls
  • Skirting boards come loose due to moisture
  • Moist outer walls
  • Moisture in living room walls (living room)
  • Moisture in bedrooms
  • Moisture in kitchen walls
  • Moisture in the storeroom
  • Moisture in the bathroom
  • Moisture in the entrance
  • Moisture in the garage
  • Moisture in the inner walls

Moisture solutions for walls

  • Moisture control by wall injections (injecting walls)
  • Injecting walls
  • Ventilation places
  • Balance sheet ventilation places
  • Moisture control by wall trimming
  • Moisture control in general
  • Moisture control with moisture-repellent membrane
  • Bucket against moisture problems
  • Mould free plates
  • Moisture free plates

Other moisture solutions

Air conditioning

  • Installation of air conditioning system
  • Air conditioning installation
  • Air conditioners without outdoor unit
  • Heating with air conditioning
  • Ventilation with air conditioning
  • Cooling with air conditioning
  • Healthy air through air conditioning
  • Innova Air Conditioner
  • Innova Airco
  • Dimplex
  • Thermocomfort

Ventilation

  • Cellar ventilation
  • Bedroom ventilation
  • Ventilate kitchen
  • Bathroom ventilation
  • Ventilate the house
  • Have ventilation installed by a qualified professional
  • Air purification in the home
  • Healthy air in the house
  • Request ventilation prices

Exterior facade

  • Wet exterior facade
  • Hydrofuge exterior facade
  • Treat penetrating moisture outside wall
  • Exterior facade moisture problems
  • External facade moulds

How much does solving moisture problems in the home cost?

It is difficult to determine one general price for solving moisture problems. In fact, there are many price indicators for basement waterproofing, basement drainage, mold remediation, wet occupation, rising damp, wall injections and general moisture control. Below are the factors that affect price.

  • Moisture resuscitating or rising damp?
  • Walls: bare or occupied?
  • Walls? Cutting them off or not?
  • Skirting: removed or not?
  • Radiator: removed by driver or not?
  • Wall injections: how many running meters?
  • How thick is the wall?
  • Grants or subsidies from the Flemish government or federal government?
  • Are there any moulds?
  • Injection and/or ventilation and/or hoods?
  • Broken occupation (pulverized)?